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  • Writer's pictureSusan Tonso

Indian colours

Updated: Nov 14, 2019

this summer I went to the colorful part of India, Rajasthan!

in this vibrant north-western part of the subcontinent, colors play an important role in architecture and fashion industry. markets, food stalls, palaces... everything is tasty and cheerful.

Jaipur, the pink city.

the historical reason for the uniform colour of central Jaipur lies with the absolute power of the Maharaja (Sawai Ram Singh) over his capital and his extreme strategy to impress Prince Albert during his 1876 tour of India. this city is my favourite so far. palaces and decorations are stunning!

Jodhpur, the blue city

a blue pigment coating on a house used to indicate that a Brahmin—the priests of the Indian caste system—dwelled there, but over time the color became a badge of identity for non-Brahmins, too. It’s also said to have insect-repelling abilities. situated on the edge of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is also called the “Sun City,” named for the overwhelming amount of bright and sunny days it experiences.

these two cities are worth a visit, definitely more than Agra and New Delhi!

another inspiring place was Darjeeling, in west Bengal region, north-east India.

Darjeeling, green and lush city

tea lover's must visit city, Darjeeling is a spiritual place on the "hills", not far from Himalaya. colorful Tibetan prayer flags waving on green tea plantation, golden buddhist temples... nothing to envy to Rajasthan!

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